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Ishle Yi Park is the first woman to become Poet Laureate of Queens. An ward-winning poet, singer, hula dancer, surfer, certified yoga teacher, lomi lomi practitioner, and mother, she’s traveled the world reading and performing at universities and writing festivals. Park has organized benefits and shared the stage with other activists like Sonia Sanchez and Angela Davis. She is of Korean ancestry and both her daughters were born and are now being raised on the Hawai’ian islands.
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